Former foster kids now have a place to call home in Columbus (Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority)

Date Published: 
March 10th, 2021

From ABC 6 Columbus:

18-year-old, Ka’Marr Smith has traveled a tough road. After the death of his mother, he bounced around between family members.

Smith found himself getting into trouble and acting out, which lead him down an even darker path.


A professor then pointed Smith in the direction of the Columbus Scholar House for Former Foster Youth.

“Each of the 30 one-bedroom units here in the scholar house are fully furnished and have a number of amenities,” said Tom Williamson, with Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority. “These apartments are affordable, and residents will pay approximately 30% of their income toward rent.”

With the help of the City of Columbus and Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, young adults that have aged out of the foster care system finally have a place to call home.

Read ABC 6 Columbus's article "Former foster kids now have a place to call home in Columbus," featuring the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority.

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